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Four Covid-19 Patients Cast their Votes Wrapped in PPE Suits in RR Nagar Bypolls

One of the four coronavirus patients casting the vote in RR Nagar bypolls.

One of the four coronavirus patients casting the vote in RR Nagar bypolls.

148 coronavirus-infected voters were identified, four of whom conveyed their willingness to the polling officers to exercise their franchise, according to sources.

Bengaluru: The coronavirus pandemic did not deter four COVID infected people from exercising their

franchise during the Rajarajeshwari Nagar assembly bypoll on Tuesday.

These four men in home isolation came to the polling stations in ambulances wearing Personal Protective Equipment

kits, hogging the limelight.

According to sources in the office of the Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar, 148 coronavirus-infected voters were identified, four of whom conveyed their willingness to the polling officers to exercise their franchise.

Accordingly, arrangements were made to ferry them from their houses to the polling stations in ambulances.

After they cast their votes, the polling station was sanitised. At one of the polling stations, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad was

personally present to supervise the arrangements.

As the patient got down from the ambulance arranged exclusively for him, Prasad received him and led him till the

door of the polling station.


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